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Old April 11, 2016   #1
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Default Raised Beds Done

Finished my raised bed project. 14'X3.5X14. I used 2by high quality cedar. Just doing a soil test.

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Old April 11, 2016   #2
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Nice!! Great looking dirt, and cedar looks awesome. can't ever find good cedar down here.

maybe the corner bracket could be left off as is, doesn't look like it adds much support. maybe if you mitered the boards at 45 degree would be mo better?
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Nice looking beds. Good luck with them! Barry
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I saw a deal on some program years ago where a contractor used these types of metal bracing in Florida.
The costs of his house where a little more so he didn't get all the bids this almost put him out of business.
A big hurricane came through and his houses were the only ones left standing.
After that he more business than he could handle.
Amazing how much extra support these things provide.

Nice job.

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Whoose, I am jealous of the cedar too. You must have a sawmill nearby where you got that 4/4 roughsawn. What's with the mesh on the bottom?

Good looking dirt too. What are you going to put in there?
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Old April 11, 2016   #6
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Default Mesh ?

To keep the rodents out.
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Old April 12, 2016   #7
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Default Braces

My foot used engineered screws throughout and the corner braces, it will not move, ever.
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Local nursery 70% top soil, 25% compost, organic. $43 a yard, so not too bad.
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A thing of beauty. I do the same bracing. Quick and strong. Very satisfying isn't it?
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Do you have pocket gophers up there? Mine are a plague!
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Nice bed. Have you thought about putting hoops over it? Then you could add plastic or shade cloth as needed.
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Default Hoops?

I do not need the hoops I have a greenhouse right there. Heat is not an issue here in the summer, 85f is just about it.
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Pocket gophers are a real problem used to have 2 dogs that like to eat them but they are no longer around. The hard wear cloth will stop them.
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Darn gophers.
They can suck whole young plants into their tunnels.

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I am gonna get a dog soon. Any tips on which breed makes 5he best gopher killer/deer chaser?
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